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  • The Geographical Boundaries of Art History: Academia and the Museum

    April 7, 2015
    Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, and Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art

    How do curatorial departments, art historical specialities, and the way collections are organized by geography shape the way we study art, and classify the world? Are there practical possibilities for challenging the geographical model for museum exhibitions? Kristen Gresh and Jen Mergel will address these questions as they apply to an exhibition they are currently researching which will explore contemporary art from across Africa and its diaspora, to open at the MFA Boston in Fall 2016.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m. More »
  • What Does an Art Historian Bring to Contemporary Art, and Vice Versa?

    March 24, 2015
    Martha Lucy, Assistant Professor of Art History, Drexel University; Consulting Curator, Barnes Foundation/Former Associate Curator, Barnes Foundation

    Dr. Lucy is currently preparing “The Order of Things” (an exhibtion at the Barnes, May 16-Aug 3, 2015). The exhibition invites contemporary artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson to critically respond to Barnes installation of his collection into “ensembles,” and the narratives of modernist art they construct. She will address how historical analysis intersects with, and differs from, theories of contemporary art and its curation.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m. More »
  • Contemporary Art: How does it become art history?

    March 17, 2015
    Peter Kalb, Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Associate Professor of Contemporary Art Dept. of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Author, Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary

    Dr. Kalb will address the ways in which undergraduate art history textbooks are researched, written, and published, within a larger contextual discussion of how contemporary art is taught at the university level. Who is represented by those texts and why? He will also address the ways in which the traditional art history model of the survey is responding and adapting to digital resources and online courses, which are increasingly accompanying, and perhaps eventually replacing, print textbooks. He will also be advising students on best practices.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m. More »
  • Heuser Lecture featuring Stephanie Stepanek

    Goya's Ingenious Arrangements: Imagined Worlds—7th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Stephanie Loeb Stepanek ’65

    December 1, 2014
    Stepanek is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts as well as a former student of the late Professor Heuser. She is the co-curator and originator of a new exhibition opening at the MFA on October 12th. Entitled Goya: Order and Disorder, it will be the largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century. The exhibition explores the fertile territory between order and disorder to consider Goya’s output from noble portraits to the chaos of war and the mayhem of the bull ring and will include several works that have never been shown in public and/or in the United States.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:30 p.m. More »
  • Student Film Festival, spring 2012

    Student Film Festival

    May 4, 2012
    Selected student videos, films and animation from this academic year will be shown.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 6:30pm More »
  • Senior Studio Orals

    May 2, 2012
    The senior studio art majors present their final projects.
    Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts 3pm More »
  • ARTHive Logo

    Art of Community Live Auction

    April 10, 2012
    Come and bid on works of art and experiences donated by Wheaton faculty, students, and staff—from affordable prints and photographs to private museum tours. Many of these are now on display throughout Watson. Proceeds will benefit City Arts! for Youth in Providence, the Ann Murray Conservation Fund, and ARTHive, Wheaton's art history club.
    Holman Roon, Mary Lyon Hall 7pm More »
  • Lech Majewski

    Filmmaker Lech Majewski presents 'The Mill and the Cross'

    April 12, 2012
    Majewski, a widely reputed Polish visual artist and filmmaker, who has had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in NY and work on view at the Venice Biennale, has created a motion picture The Mill and the Cross based on the painting by Pieter Bruegel, The Way to Calvary. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 7pm More »
  • 2012 Heuser Lecture featuring Alison Syme

    4th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture 'Paint, Pollen, Polymorphy: Sargent's Allegorical Self-Portraits' featuring Alison Syme

    March 29, 2012
    Syme is associate professor of art history at the University of Toronto, where she teaches courses in European and American 19th & 20th century art and visual culture.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 7pm More »
  • Utopia in Four Movements

    Sam Green presents Utopia in Four Movements

    March 22, 2012
    With a powerful sense of poetry, Utopia uses the collective experience of cinema to explore the battered state of the utopian impulse at the dawn of the twenty-first century. This “live documentary” features filmmaker/narrator Sam Green and musician Dave Cerf.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 8pm More »